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Chester W. Barrows School Library: Grade 5 Native American Project

Native American Research Project

You will be researching Native American Tribes for this project.  In addition to the resources that Mrs. Ascenio has put on her wiki (, this guide will provide you with resources so that you'll rock this project!

Enjoy the learning and research process,

Mrs. Rose

Barrows Librarian

Project Handouts and Information

Just in case you forgot your project packet (or if you were a super friend and lent it to a classmate), here are the handouts that Mrs. Ascenio provided for this project.  You can print them out if you need them.

Ideas for Making your Diorama

Just to give you some inspiration, take a look at the process of creating a diorama.  The more creative, the better!

Chester Barrows Library Catalog

Your first stop should be the Chester Barrows Library Catalog.  Look up your Native American Tribe by Subject or Keyword, Author.  Most of the Native American information is in the 900s section of the non-fiction area.  Feel free to ask Mrs. Rose if you need any assistance.

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World Book Student Encyclopedia

Your second stop should be the  On Line World Book Student.

Just type the tribe or subject that you are researching into the box and click "Search"

(Make sure to spell it correctly!)

After you search for your topic, you can get help with your research by using the outline to the left of the article.

WebPath Express

Your third stop should be Webpath Express.

Webpath Express is a fantastic way to find helpful, precise, educational, high quality and non-commercial web sites for research and information.

From the Chester Barrows Library Catalog.  On the left side of the screen is a tab for Webpath Express. This is your route to searching whatever interests you.

Remember that in Webpath Express, you can filter by grade, domain, language, etc.   So you can make sure to click on the filter for Grade so that you are only looking for resources that are right for your grade level and interest.

Click HERE for Webpath Express at Chester Barrows School.  I bet that you will find everything that you need.

Cite Your Sources with EasyBib

Use EasyBib to get the correct citation for whatever source you are using, whether you have books, encyclopedia articles or web sites. 

Subject Guide

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Sue Rose
Chester W. Barrows School
9 Beachmont Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905

If You Need Pictures for Your Project, Try these Image Sources

Use this Citation Method for Citing Pictures if you use World Book On Line

You need to cite when you use pictures or photographs from a source.  WorldBook Online gives you citation information at the bottom of the article, usually in a variety of formats.  For this picture:


You would cite the article by taking the citation provided at the end of the article:

"Algonquin Indians." World Book Kids. World Book, 2013. Web. 3 Nov. 2013 .

 This picture has two different ways to cite:

Credit: WORLD BOOK illustration by Richard Bonson, The Art Agency

or, at the bottom of the article, you can use this:

"Sauk Indians." World Book Kids. World Book, 2013. Web. 3 Nov. 2013 .

If you have any questions about how to correctly cite images and articles, please ask Mrs. Rose.